I was a terrible blogger this year. No reviews, no articles, just one post about an album’s anniversary. I didn’t even finish this in time to post it before going out of town for New Years Eve. Oh well, it’s been a crazy year. Here’s a brief run-down of some of my favorite musical moments from 2014.
tl;dr version: My favorite albums of the year were
A Thousand Surfaces by Hard Girls and Never Hungover Again by Joyce Manor.
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For your consideration, here are the music, movies, games, and experiences that stood out for me in 2013.
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The Quinn sisters metamorphose from indie rock singer/songwriters to full-fledged pop artists, with a slick synthpop record that pays off both in the songwriting and on the charts.